Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (3 April 2017)

Happy Monday!

How are you? Have you had a good week? I had an excellent week. The weather has been a bit mixed, but the sunny days have been wonderful and there is so much more light now and it gets dark much later. It really cheers me up.

Saturday was a gloriously sunny day and it was warm in the sun, so we headed to the beach with the boy and the dogs. We dragged my husband's brother along too and had a great time. We walked the beach, met a lot of dogs, lapped up the sun and watched our boy and dogs having fun.

On Sunday the sun shone again, so I was inspired to bake. I made a Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in the morning and a Deep Lemon Curd & Raspberry Cheesecake in the afternoon. Recipes coming soon!

Now the fun of the weekend is over, it's time to plan meals for the week ahead and I hope you will be inspired by this week's Meat Free Monday to include some veggie dishes this week.


Everyday Healthy Recipes


Fix Me a Little Lunch


Alison's Allspice




A Hedgehog in the Kitchen


All That I'm Eating


Tinned Tomatoes

Bonus Recipes

Easy Vegan Eggplant Roll-Ups - Yumsome

Veggie Sausage, Lentil and Red Pepper Bake - Tinned Tomatoes

Potato and Cauliflower Aloo Gobi - A Hedgehog in the Kitchen

One-Pot Lentil Quinoa with Asparagus and Peas - VNutrition

Thanks to everyone who created a recipe for us this week.


  1. Such a gorgeous collection of recipes! I do love my meat dishes, but I do fancy vegetarian options every now and again, especially when my organic veg box comes filled to the brim!

    1. Oh yes they are perfect for using up your veg box. Definitely!

  2. What a great week, really like the sound of that Aloo Gobi. Thanks for including my recipe too!

    1. Yes and that does sound good. Thanks for joining in :)

  3. wow are we through another week already - I love that pic of Cooper! I am always open to ways to use romanesco cauli that retains the good looks - and I am intrigued by the chickpea and olive combo as we are having an olive resurgence.

    1. I know the weeks just whizz by. It's a great pic. He loves launching himself of those sand dunes. That boy has limitless energy.

  4. Great recipe inspiration again! The Romanesco Quinoa Herb Salad looks especially awesome. Your Saturday looked so fun too. :)

  5. That action shot of Cooper is fantastic - I love it!

    Thanks so much for featuring my aloo gobi, and aubergine roll-ups pic, muchly appreciated as ever.

    Monika's Romanesco looks far too beautiful to eat (I'd force myself though)! The other salads too - yes please!

  6. Graham's hair looks fab! Having just hacked off mine, I am a bit nostalgic for the ability to put in a ponytail...)

    That tagine looks excellent. Found some brown rice ramen, so we've been doing stir fry a bit. We aren't getting Romanesco broccoli yet, but the rains really means we're all in on various cabbages and tons of good lettuce. We've got a bit more sun 'til midweek, when we're back to California's incredibly crazy rain, but until then, we're mostly eating huge salads in advance of summer days. Happy week to you!

    1. Have you? Mine is seriously in need of a trim, especially my fringe. I am longing for summer. It's been beautiful here, but got chilly again tonight.

  7. The days are getting lighter and so are the recipes. So many refreshing salads! Thank you so much for featuring my romanesco recipe! I've just added my new recipe for a hearty vegetarian borscht. Have a good week:)


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